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Glückskinder (1936)

Journalist Gil Taylor has to write a report about the night court, when Ann Gardens case is heard. The young lady seems to be homeless. Gil tries to help her. Thats when trouble starts.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ann Garden / Jackson's Niece Molly
... Gil Taylor
... Frank Black
... Stoddard
Fred Goebel ... Bill
Erich Kestin ... Hopkins
Otto Stoeckel ... Chefredakteur Manning / Editor of the Morning Post
Paul Bildt ... Schnellrichter / Judge
Albert Florath ... Ölkönig Jackson / Oil Magnate
Thomas Cziruchin ... Boxer Brown
Peter Lau ... Diener / Butler
Jac Diehl ... Kollege bei der Morning Post (as Jack Diehl)
Arno Ebert ... Besucher der Metropolitan Oper
Max Hiller ... Standesbeamter
Fred Köster ... Besucher der Metropolitan Oper (as Fred Koester)
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Journalist Gil Taylor has to write a report about the night court, when Ann Gardens case is heard. The young lady seems to be homeless. Gil tries to help her. Thats when trouble starts.

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19 August 1936 (USA)  »

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Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

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Ich wollt' ich wär' ein Huhn
Music by Peter Kreuder
Lyrics by Hans Fritz Beckmann
Performed by Paul Kemp, Oskar Sima, Willy Fritsch and Lilian Harvey
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FIRST CLASS ENTERTAINMENT
5 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

The classic German screwball comedy that is a free remake of It Happened One Night. But Paul Martin himself was the first to admit that he never fully captured the right atmosphere. Be that as it may, Glückskinder is first class entertainment, is very well directed and has brilliant and witty dialogue by Curt Goetz. The cinematography is very good and Paul Martin's use of panning and traveling is outstanding. Furthermore there are a couple of nice and silly songs and dances to finish the film off.

As to the cast: Harvey and Fritsch were the dream couple of German 30's cinema (and a good source of income for the UFA) and choosing them as leads was obvious. However, though both are good and charming (as Lilian Harvey always was), neither do not seem totally equiped for the job; here they lack a certain extra to make the viewer completely involved in their relationship. In this they are outdone by Paul Kemp and Oskar Sima, who both had the time of their lives in their parts.

In all literature on this film I never saw mentioned the small part of the judge played by Paul Bildt. Please note this scene: he is brilliant.


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